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Category : Road Test

First Drive: Volvo V40 T5 Drive-E

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £31,900 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 137g/km Fitted with the all-new eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard, the V40 T5 becomes the latest member of the Volvo clan to receive the Drive-E powertrains. … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 140 GT

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £28,910 Fuel: 62.8 CO2: 119g/km Sitting on my driveway with the sun beating down on its glistening metallic purple paintwork, the Golf Cabriolet on test attracted plenty of admiring glances. Several … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen CC 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line DSG

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £31,685 Fuel: 54.3mpg CO2: 137g/km Aside from the Touareg and the Phaeton (yes, they do still make it), this CC is one of the most expensive Volkswagens you can buy. This gives the … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche Macan S Diesel

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: SUV Price: £43,648 Fuel: 44.8mpg CO2: 164g/km It would be entirely appropriate, regardless of the manufacturer, to be a little sceptical of claims that an SUV can match up to the sports car … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV 1.6 TDI SE

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact MPV Price: £22,585 Fuel: 72.4mpg CO2: 101g/km The Golf SV is one of those odd segment-busting models which perhaps might have made more sense with a Skoda badge on the grille. And … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Touareg

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £43,000–£47,500 Fuel: 40.9mpg–42.8mpg CO2: 173–180g/km You might be amazed to learn that the fleet market gobbles up 77% of all the Touaregs sold in the UK. Clearly it’s a favourite … Read More »

First Drive: Nissan Pulsar

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £15,995–£20,345 Fuel: 55.4–78.5mpg CO2: 95–119g/km A decade or so ago, Nissan stopped making worthy but dull cars, reasoning that the modern buyer wanted something with a little more character that fitted … Read More »

First Drive: Ford Focus

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £13,995–£25,585 Fuel: 44.8–74.3mpg CO2: 98–146g/km Mid-life refreshes don’t come much more important than this. Now sold in 140 global markets, the Ford Focus is the world’s best-selling car, and only … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Golf GTE

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £28,000 (after £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant) Fuel: 188mpg CO2: 35g/km Volkswagen is no stranger to extending the Golf GTI concept. It’s almost 35 years since the first GTD was launched, … Read More »

First Drive: Lexus NX 300h

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact premium SUV Price: £29,495-£42,995 Fuel: 54.3-56.5mpg CO2: 116–123g/km With hybrid versions of its existing five models representing 95% of UK sales, it’s hardly surprising the first compact SUV from Lexus sports a hybrid powertrain. … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.4 TSI 122 SE

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £21,030 Fuel: 53.3 CO2: 124g/km The Golf estate is one of those cars that easily slips under the radar – sandwiched between the desirability of the Golf hatchback and the space … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTD

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £26,420 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 109g/km If you offer your drivers an open company car choice list, you can guarantee that a sporty Golf will be one of the favourites among user-chooser … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A3 Saloon 1.4 TFSI CoD Sport S tronic

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £24,305 Fuel: 60.1 CO2: 109g/km Possibly the biggest compliment I can give to the A3 saloon fitted with Audi’s Cylinder on Demand (CoD) technology is that I didn’t once notice the … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A1 Sportback 1.6 TDI S line

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small car Price: £19,180 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 99g/km As Audi has inexorably expanded its line-up, it has ensured there are cars covering virtually every niche possible. But it wasn’t until the A1 family arrived … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Sports Tourer

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £23,284 Fuel: 72.4mpg CO2: 104g/km Take a look again at the figures in the banner above… 104g/km of CO2 and 72.4 mpg in a large family estate car are pretty impressive … Read More »

Road Test: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Exclusive+ e-HDi Airdream

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £25,655 Fuel: 70.6mpg CO2: 105g/km Inspiration for car cabins can come from all sorts – in fact only last month a designer has unveiled a car with a stained glass interior … Read More »

Road Test: BMW 430d M Sport Coupe

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact Executive Price: £40,245 Fuel: 56.5mpg CO2: 132g/km Although the 184bhp 20d is more than enough for most company car drivers, the 430d Coupe could be one of the most desirable real-world user-chooser ... Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Leon SC Cupra 280 DSG

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £28,530 Fuel: 44.1mpg CO2:154g/km SEAT has been producing high performance versions of the Leon for almost as long as the car has been on sale in the UK. Often getting … Read More »

Road Test: BMW 220d Sport Coupe

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £26,865 Fuel: 58.9mpg CO2: 125g/km The 2 Series may be a new member of the BMW range, but the car behind the badge is far from unfamiliar. This is the … Read More »

First Drive: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £22,125–£28,755 Fuel: 53.4–68.9mpg CO2: 109–124g/km Two kids under two and a half. That’s my reality, and that of many others. It has quite a dramatic impact on your transportation needs, too. … Read More »


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